June 18, 2024
Lagos Safety Commission and LASEPA

BY ODIANOSEN BELIEVE OSEMUAHU

The Lagos State Government is committed to putting adequate measures in place to ensure that residents and holidaymakers have a safe, fun-filled and memorable experience during the forthcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations.

This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola and the General Manager of The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Dr. Babatunde Ajayi on Friday.

The statement notified the general public that in a bid to facilitate a hazard and accident-free yuletide and ensure strict compliance with extant safety and environment laws, regulations and guidelines, the Commission in conjunction with LASEPA will be carrying out joint monitoring and enforcement operations across the State, especially at social centres including bars and lounges, event centres, night clubs, parks, gardens and children play areas amongst other locations with high human traffic.

It also revealed that the two agencies have commenced a safety and environmental advocacy campaign tagged: ‘Socialise Responsibly’ aimed at promoting safety and environmental awareness and moderation during the yuletide. This advocacy would focus on overcrowding, fire safety, and noise pollution amongst others.

Consequently, members of the public are encouraged to notify the agencies mentioned above of any safety and or environmental infractions observed during the festivities by calling: 07000SAFETY for the Safety Commission and 07046351295 for LASEPA